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DAT Tapes..... affected by magnets???

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Topic: DAT Tapes..... affected by magnets???
Posted By: markie
Subject: DAT Tapes..... affected by magnets???
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 2:41pm
I have some new DAT tapes (16)  that have been near a chassis speaker. Will they have been affected in any way????

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Posted By: Daniel S
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 2:52pm
They could be, depending on how near and how powerful the magnet. Only way to find out is to try if they are still playing properly.

I read that a bit too quickly but if they are brand new and never recorded on, then there should be no problem. The tape goes past the erase head on the recorder when making a recording anyway.


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Posted By: markie
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 3:56pm
I've never actually used a DAT. They came with a DAT recorder............ which was advertised as a CD recorder. I never bothered to return it thinking "It might be useful for something" but many years on it remains unused.

So even though it's digital it still works magnetically as did the old C60 cassettes?


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If it's got wheels or tits it's gonna cost a fortune


Posted By: kedwardsleisure
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 4:54pm
I think a comparison with a video tape would be more accurate in that they use a rotary head drum. Can't see a problem being near a magnet if they're blank anyway. Bulk tape erasers subject tapes to huge magnetic fields to wipe them in one go before re-use.

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Kevin

North Staffordshire



Posted By: markie
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 4:58pm
Thanks guys, they are new and sealed but thought I better check first.

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If it's got wheels or tits it's gonna cost a fortune


Posted By: woody2
Date Posted: 05 December 2021 at 6:13pm
Should be fine, just dont let them get damp. I have a few hundred here of old gigs.



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